I'm so thankful we got to spend Mother's Day as a family this year. It didn't go as expected (at all) but we managed to stay flexible and make the best of a piano moving mess, cold and rainy weather, and a handful of other little inconveniences that got in the way of plans. All day Brett and I would stop and look at each other knowingly as if to encourage the other one that things could be worse.
My piano not fitting into our house because of 1/4" thickness, children not napping until the last minute, my sewing machine giving out during nap time when all I wanted was to finish my projects, the DVD we'd rented being almost too scratched to watch through the rest of nap time, needing to cook two meals because the piano fiasco ate up the rest of our entertainment budget on the last day before pay day, reassuring the kids we'd reschedule their cheap theater movie date, feeling too grubby and cranky to attempt any sort of Mother's Day family photo, and staring at a mountain of laundry at the end of the day because laundry doesn't give you a day off - all of that was disappointing.
However, I have a husband that made plans for me to have a relaxing day because he loves and appreciates me, a son that woke me up at the crack of dawn to kiss me and wish me a Happy Mother's Day, a daughter that picked out the perfect musical card, beautiful flowers and a thoughtful gift at the start of my day (with two more on the way), patience from everyone during the piano hassle, an extra long nap time that helped make up for not getting any alone time, two lovely meals shared together at home without whining or fighting, a finished sewing project, phone calls to both of our moms in other states, and a hot shower at the end of the day. It wasn't what any of us expected but we managed to still have a good time as a family and remain thankful for what it was.
How was your Mother's Day?